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Place des Vosges

Posted by
Nitin (Mayenne, France) on 8 December 2014 in Architecture.

Place des Vosges is the oldest square in Paris. It falls into the Marais, as part of the third and fourth district of the city.

Originally known as "The royal palace" was built by Henry IV, extending the work from 1605 to 1612. With dimensions of 140 x 140 meters, is the first example of urban planning program in Europe.

Inaugurated in 1612 with a big party to celebrate the link between Louis XIII and Anne of Austria, became the prototype of a residential square in Europe. The center of the Place des Vosges is now occupied by Louis XIII Square, lined with rows of trees, with the center four fountains in the midst of lawns and an equestrian statue of Louis XIII. The statue, designed by Jean-Pierre Cortot and Charles Dupaty, was installed in 1825. The first statue dating from 1639 had been destroyed during the Revolution.

The four fountains fed by the Ourcq, were also designed by Jean-Pierre Cortot.
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From www.paris-paris-paris.com

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a perfect setting . . a whole world of arches there !

8 Dec 2014 7:50am

danthro from Suburbia, United States

beautiful shot. great tonal range, detail and color.

8 Dec 2014 10:20am

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Superbly framed !!! Great capture of this beautiful architecture.

8 Dec 2014 8:42pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

superbe

9 Dec 2014 9:09am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Beautiful framing which emphasizes well the architecture of the building.

9 Dec 2014 6:58pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Outstanding natural frame !

20 Dec 2014 10:00pm

NIKON D700
1/160 second
F/13.0
ISO 200
24 mm